Sunday, March 2, 2008

Doing Good and Avoiding Evil

There are some things we must never do, as individuals or as a society, because they are always incompatible with LOve of GOD. and neighbour. These intrinsically evil acts must always be rejected and never supported. A preeminent example is the intentional taking of human life through abortion. It is always morally wrong to destroy innocent human beings. A legal system that allows the right to life to be violated on the grounds of choice is fundamentally flawed.
Direct threats to the dignity of human life such as euthanasia, human cloning and destructive research on human embryo are also intrinsically evil and and must opposed. Other assaults on human life and dignity, such as genocide, torture, racism and the targeting of noncombatants in acts of terror or war, can never be justified. Disrespect for any human life diminishes respect for all human life. The basic right to life implies and is linked to other human rights to the goods that every person needs to live and thrive including food, shelter,health care, education and meaningful work. The use of death penalty, hunger. lack of health care or housing, human trafficking, the human and moral costs of war and unjust immigration policies are some of the serious moral issues that challenge our conscienses and require us to act